WWII 29th Division Souvenir German M42 Battle Damaged Helmet
The M42 helmet was painted on the top with the divisional insignia of the 29th Infantry Division. The left side of the helmet has an army eagle insignia that was apparently painted over the army decal that was on the helmet. The right side of the helmet was painted with a representation of an SS shield decal. The front left edge of the helmet exhibits battle damage. The liner is almost entirely gone, although the liner band remains in place. There is no visible helmet manufacturer code, although a faint impressed lot number is visible on the interior rear rim.